Billed Theater on the Edge (Dulaang Nasa Bingit ng Dilim, Pantasya at Pag-Asa), the eighth installment of “Tanghal” takes place in Bohol province this month as part of the National Arts Month.
Tanghal is project of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts’ Committee on Dramatic Arts headed by Lutgardo Labad for the Philippine Arts Festival. It is a theater festival that aims to underscore the importance of the works and achievements of community and university-based theater groups.
Opening the Tanghal events is the Ginhawa Theater Caravan,which tours in regional venues from February 9 to 23. It is set to stage 20 to 30-minute plays from about 18 groups from all over the country. These simultaneous performances are curated and in identified areas afflicted by disaster.
In Bohol, the Kasing Sining Kumbuyahanay that converges a select number of young theater practitioners to collaborate and share skills and experiences. Happening on February 22 to 27, two activities are set during these dates, namely Pandayan and then Palagwaon.
Pandayan is a series of workshops focused on creating “devised performances” on a given theme or plot. It aims to educate communities on Disaster Preparedness and Environmental Issues.
Palagwaon encourages young artists to bring back to their communities with theater travelogues. This will culminate “Philippine Theater Happening” in various districts of Bohol.
Finally, the Kasing Sining ASYA-UNESCO ITI happens from February 24 to 27.